ZenCrazy wrote:...first and last names should be capitalized...
According to what conventions? For instance:
ZenCrazy wrote:... de Silva
According to real world conventions (as stated). See my above examples and add a 1st name in front of them, if that helps. ex. Tom Jones, Mario de Silva, Pash McPhearson, etc.
xander wrote:I see no reason to enforce any particular standard, aside from a requirement that the names contain only characters that can be rendered by the game. Proper punctuation and grammar in the bios would be an added plus, but I am not a stickler. Again, people paid to have their names appear, entries that you don't like are easily ignored, and if it pisses you off too much, there are already ways of dealing with it.
I think the reason is an aesthetic/quality control one.
The fact that one person paid (min.) $20 extra shouldn't give them the ability to detract from the overall product for the rest of the player base by creating visually annoying, irksome, or flat out offensive "names". (Some aren't so easily ignored :P )
Yes, they paid for the privilege of having their name in the game- that's great! Just have it follow some guidelines, required format, or quality control standards etc.
Plus, like I said, the nickname portion of their name should be where they can type anything they want (that isn't offensive).
Either way, it isn't a huge
deal for me, just a quality issue I think would be simple to apply, and would improve the overall product and would still allow players to have their names
in the game! :P
As far as offense goes, bios should definitely be screened for content! (I'm talking racism, hate mongering, etc.)
I agree about the bios, proper spelling and punctuation would be great, but mostly it's the content that concerns me.
But, like you say, it's something that's relatively easy to ignore, and I don't really
care, I just think it would be an easy to implement improvement.